Elementary Teacher Assistant Special Education
Educational Aide (Teacher Assistant) (080200)
Projected Start Date
This course of study prepares the student with basic competencies to serve as an assistant in an elementary school classroom
under the supervision of a credentialed teacher. Teacher assistants are also called: teacher aides, instructional aides,
paraprofessionals, education assistants and paraeducators. This certificate of achievement is designed to provide a foundation of
introductory but essential skills for students preparing for a career in education. Students completing this certificate may work as
assistant teachers and can also continue on towards more advanced degrees to become credentialed teachers.
Enrollment Completer Projections
Annual job openings for teacher assistants in the Coachella Valley for teacher assistants is 56. We currently have over 200 students enrolled in the AA-T for Elementary Education. We anticipate approximately 25 completers when this program is offered.